Early Treatment Can Save Hearing

A recent study showed a strong correlation between hearing loss and dementia. Seniors with mild hearing loss were twice as likely to develop dementia. Those with moderate hearing loss were three times more likely, and those with severe hearing loss were five times more likely to develop dementia.

While osteoporosis appears to affect fewer senior men than women (one in five men compared with one in three women), the consequences for men are more severe. More men over the age of fifty (one in four) will suffer from a broken hip due to osteoporosis than will get prostate cancer.

Keeping seniors fit and healthy through exercise. While the natural process of growing older can bring a decrease in energy and strength as well as a host of conditions and diseases that can make exercising more difficult, there are many ways that caregivers can help seniors of every age keep fit.

You may wonder about the performance of your senior loved one on the road. Medications, loss of vision, frailty, physical disabilities, and even senility can end anyone’s driving career prematurely or permanently. So, how can you tell when the time has come for someone to stop driving?

Keeping the minds and social connections of our senior loved ones active is every bit as important to as caring for their physical wellbeing. Senior citizens don’t have to slow down or stop feeling young at heart just because they are older. As a caregiver, there are many fun, low cost and even free activities you can help your senior get involved with so that he or she can enjoy being socially engaged all year round.

Ensuring that your senior loved one remains as self-sufficient as possible, and yet safe around the house requires a delicate balance. For those caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, that challenge increases ten-fold. Caregivers providing care for someone with Alzheimer’s must be diligent about identifying potential dangers in the home.

More Canadians are choosing to “age in place.” That is, they opt to stay in their homes rather than move to alternative retirement settings. But that often means they must modify their homes so it’s not a danger to their safety and health when their physical abilities change.

Aging normally involves a certain degree of memory loss. But what degree of memory loss in seniors and elders is normal, and what is cause for concern? This article gives advice to caregivers for identifying memory issues in seniors.

Many of Canada’s seniors and elders have to manage multiple prescriptions, sometimes upwards of 5 prescriptions daily. It is vital for a senior’s health that he or she take the proper dosage of their medication.

If you or your loved one is over age 65, it’s likely that getting enough sleep has become an issue. Seniors typically take longer to fall asleep, and often wake up during the night numerous times. These are two main reasons many seniors don’t get as much sleep as they need.

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